OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Smilax lasioneura   FAMILY Smilacaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax lasioneura   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Smilax lasioneuron

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Smilax lasioneura

INCLUDED WITHIN Phylogeography of North American herbaceous Smilax (Smilacaceae) (Li et al., 2013)
Smilax herbacea

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Smilax herbacea var. lasioneura

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Nemexia lasioneuron

 

COMMON NAME:
Midwestern Carrionflower


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image of Smilax lasioneura, Midwestern Carrionflower

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmslasioneura_flwrwad

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Flowers in axillary umbels, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Smilax lasioneura, Midwestern Carrionflower

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmslasioneura_wad199

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Leaf bases cordate, the leaf margins convex in outline, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Smilax lasioneura, Midwestern Carrionflower

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmslasioneura_wad2

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Stem herbaceous, lacking prickles. Plant vine-like, climbing or sprawling, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Smilax lasioneura, Midwestern Carrionflower

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmslasioneura_wm2

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Smilax lasioneura, Midwestern Carrionflower

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmslasioneura_wm3

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Leaves pale green & dull below, & puberulent, at least on the veins, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Smilax lasioneura   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax lasioneura   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Smilax lasioneuron

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Smilax lasioneura

INCLUDED WITHIN Phylogeography of North American herbaceous Smilax (Smilacaceae) (Li et al., 2013)
Smilax herbacea

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Smilax herbacea var. lasioneura

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Nemexia lasioneuron

 

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2210

Herbaceous vine (with tendrils)
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, hammocks, bluff forests, pine-oak hickory submesic forests and woodlands, rich beech-magnolia forests on lower slopes, perhaps only over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish-green
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens in staminate flowers
Superior ovary

Flowers in spherical umbels from leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Berry

 

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